Dogs and buttered toast aren’t cats | Nolcha Fox

because they land wrong side down.

You are a cat, elegant

in words, in motion.

I’m not fooled

by slick persuasion.

At heart you are 

a dirty dog.

Your toast is buttered

with margarine.


Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry JournalAlien Buddha ZineMedusa’s Kitchen and others. Her chapbooks, “My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,” and “The Big Unda,” are available on Amazon. Nominee for 2023 Best of The Net.

Pocket Cake | Nolcha Fox

Cake in my pocket

to feed the squirrels

in the college square.

Free food,

free tuition,

squirrels are much smarter

than me.


Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry JournalAlien Buddha ZineMedusa’s Kitchen and others. Her chapbooks, “My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,” and “The Big Unda,” are available on Amazon. Nominee for 2023 Best of The Net.

Belts in the Sky | Nolcha Fox

You say if I look carefully,

I’ll see belts, the buckles gleaming

in the evening sky.

Do you mean the asteroid belts?

And heavens, did they lose their pants?


 Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry JournalAlien Buddha ZineDark EntriesDuck Head JournalMedusa’s Kitchen and others. Her chapbook, “My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,” is available on Amazon.

Wild Parade | Nolcha Fox

Cottonwoods line the street,

tossing white confetti

over wild turkeys strutting

in the middle of the road

to a marching band

only they hear.


Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry JournalAlien Buddha ZineDark EntriesDuck Head JournalMedusa’s Kitchen and others. Her chapbook, “My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,” is available on Amazon.

Inverted | Nolcha Fox

In the mirror

world inverted,

where left is right,

right is left.

Does time run backwards

behind the glass?


Nolcha has written all her life, starting with poop and crayons on the walls. Her poems have been published in Lothlorien Poetry JournalAlien Buddha ZineDark EntriesDuck Head JournalMedusa’s Kitchen and others. Her chapbook, “My Father’s Ghost Hates Cats,” is available on Amazon.